Few men in government are more persistent than J. Herbert Hollomon in urging that science serve the basic needs of the society that supports it. Appointed assistant secretary of commerce for science and technology by President Kennedy in 1962, Hollomon has consistently endeavored to use the resources of government to advance American technology. The recently enacted State Technical Services Act, which Hollomon conceived and supported through the Congress, will enable thousands of small businesses and industrial plants across the country to keep abreast of technological innovations.

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